Last week, the career and life of Meek Mill came to a halt, when he was sentenced 2-4 years in prison for an alleged parole violation. The charges stemmed from his original 2008 gun and drug case, which Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley handed down a harsh sentence.
However, those close to the situation believe that the incarceration may have been illegal (like millions of others that got fucked in the justice system) and want closer eyes on the situation.
Now, the FBI has launched an official probe, to look into possible extortionate demand of possible actons from Ms. Brinkley. According to previous reports, Judge Genece allegedly told the rapper-entertainer to drop his management deal with JAY-Z’s Roc Nation and sign with her alleged acquaintance, Charlie Mack. Another claim of illegal activity also allegedly occurred, when she demanded Meek record a Boyz II Men song and give her a personal shout out in the track. Charlie Mack also non-coincidentally manages the legendary Philadelphia-based R&B group.
At the moment, Meek is currently in solitary confinement, only being allowed one hour a day outside of his cell to shower and do other miscellaneous things. In a conversation with Page Six of the NY Post, a person close to the FBI said, “The feds have an interest in the judge and her potential relationships. This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016.”
With the story getting more international attention, including a rally just last night, look for this now open investigation by the alphabet boys to aggressively pick up in the coming weeks.
Roughly 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States, an increase of 1.9 million since 1972. America professes to be the land of the free, yet it has the world’s largest prison population – with one-quarter of the globes prisoners, and just 5% of the total population. Disproportionately America’s prisons are filled with Black bodies. This criminal (in)justice system, ripe with racial discrimination, stigmatizes, profiles, and targets young Black men for arrest at a young age, having its roots in their hyper-policed neighborhoods that they are raised in, and sadly extending into what should be a safe space—the classroom, via the school to prison pipeline. Meek Mill is a victim of this systemic oppression. Yes, there needs to be action surrounding sentencing reform, but there needs to also be action taken around abolishing the racialized norms of injustice that can lead to Meek Mill serving 2-4 years in prison for non-violent parole violations, and Brock Turner only serving 3 months in prison for three felony counts of sexual assault. 📸: @karlfergusonjr